Outstanding Rescue Cat

Felines adopted from animal welfare organisations


Finalists

Florence

Florence brought inspiration to a whole community after being adopted by Reverend Christine French as a church cat. Regularly welcoming brides at weddings and providing a soothing presence at funerals, the deaf former stray is also an inspiration for schoolchildren. Rev French explained: “I use her as an example to tell children that anything is possible.”


Sox

Former stray Sox has transformed the lives of patients and staff after being adopted by the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney. The four-year-old puss provides comfort and companionship for patients with brain injuries and also helps motivate those undergoing therapy. Staff member Tracy Dipalma said: “He is an incredible support and comfort to a huge number of people.”


Lucky

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Travis Tremayne was given the devastating news he may only have three months to live. Yet tiny stray kitten Lucky inspired him to continue his fight and one year later Travis is on a trial course of treatment and brimming with positivity. He said: “She’s an inspiration and has been such a huge support to me every single day.”


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